The Coolest Airbnb’s in Ski Country: Utah

So let me guess – you got yourself an Ikon or an Epic Pass and are starting to plan your ski vacations for the Winter ahead?  You weren’t crafty enough to build an insulated adventure-mobile to chase powder for the season, so you’re gonna need some places to crash.  Sure – you have some buddies you can stay with but you’ve got a handful of more remote resorts you want to hit when the snow gods deliver.  We wanted to highlight some of the coolest Airbnb’s in each of the continents snowiest regions. Follow along and book yourself one of these instagram-worthy chalets or a-frames!

If you are chasing powder this season, you’re bound to find yourself charging to the mountains of Utah.  You can’t go wrong -whether you want to go steep and deep in the Cottonwoods, enjoy the high-class amenities of Park City or go a little off-the-grid up at Powder Mountain.  Each location has it’s own culture and charm which you will see coincides with the array of Airbnb choices!


THE COTTONWOOD CHALET

LOCATION: Brighton, UT

PROXIMITY TO RESORT: 5 mins to Solitude, 10 mins to Brighton

NUMBER OF GUESTS: 4 guests

PRICE: $139 and up per night

ABOUT: “Tucked away in the Wasatch Mountain Range and amidst a beautiful aspen grove, you’ll find our little Cottonwood Chalet—an intimate A-Frame cabin retreat, perfect for small groups. This A-Frame cabin was originally built in 1969. We’ve maintained the original structure but have recently renovated the interior space for comfort and safety.”


BLANCHE’S RETREAT

LOCATION: Brighton, UT

PROXIMITY TO RESORT: 5 mins to Solitude, 10 mins to Brighton

NUMBER OF GUESTS: 16+ guests

PRICE: $295 and up per night

ABOUT: “Blanche`s Retreat is a large family cabin located in the mountain community of Silver Fork – famous for its award winning “Utah`s Best Water”. Located just 2 miles down canyon from Solitude Ski Resort and 4 miles from Brighton Ski Resort, this secluded homes is perfect for large groups or two small families vacationing together (there is an abundance of separate beds for everyone). Amazing hiking and snow shoesing right out the back door. 4 WD or all wheel drive is a must. Washer/Dryer Unit in cabin. Due to location there is no WIFI or television reception but can be accessed at Silver Fork Lodge, a short drive down the road.”


ELEGANT BRIGHTON CABIN

LOCATION: Brighton, UT

PROXIMITY TO RESORT: 5 mins to Solitude or Brighton

NUMBER OF GUESTS: 8 guests

PRICE: From $205 per night

ABOUT: “This elegant 3BR/2.5BA cabin is the mountain property you’ve been looking for! Take in stunning views from the secluded deck. Incredible skiing, hiking, biking, and dining await just moments from your door, but you’ll feel miles away from civilization at this welcoming rental.  Arrive at Brighton and Solitude resorts in 5 minutes. The access point for the Willow Heights Trail is less than 1 block away, and Silver Lake promises a peaceful waterside loop just over 2 miles from your door. Silver Fork Restaurant serves up delicious new American fare in 3 blocks.”


BRIGHTON WOODS

LOCATION: Brighton, UT

PROXIMITY TO RESORT: Ski-on, ski-off at Brighton

NUMBER OF GUESTS: 12 guests

PRICE: From $844 per night

ABOUT: “As the only 5 bedroom cabin in Big Cottonwood Canyon available for rental, Brighton Woods is the perfect place for your family ski or summer getaway. Located approximately 100 yards from the Great Western ski lift at Brighton Ski Resort, Brighton Woods is one of the only ski in ski out cabins with drive up access and multiple parking spots all winter. Two master bedrooms allow for multiple families to be very comfortable and kids love the bunk beds and kids loft accessible by ladder!”


OFF-MAIN POWDER HAUS

LOCATION: Park City, UT

PROXIMITY TO RESORT: 5 mins to Park City or Deer Valley

NUMBER OF GUESTS: 13 guests

PRICE: From $350 per night

ABOUT: “Enjoy yourself at our mountain retreat, Off-Main Powder Haus, in beautiful Park City, Utah! Travel with friends and family, and spread out without stepping all over one another in our unique home. It’s two homes within one. 2 kitchens, 2 laundry rooms, 3 indoor gathering/lounging areas, 4 outdoor gathering/lounging areas, 2 garages and 2 dining areas…all connected by an elevator and 2 stairwells.  Off-Main Powder Haus is tucked far enough away from the noise on Main Street, which can be a nuisance when you are trying to sleep, yet close enough to easily walk to your favorite restaurants and shops! Guests won’t need a car to get around Park City from Off-Main Powder Haus. The free, quaint, hop-on/hop-off trolley can take you all around main-street if you prefer not to walk. Just hop on with your skis in hand and it will drop you off at Town Lift. The trolley stop is located just above Main Street and about 300 yards down the road from our house. If you prefer to bring a car, we have two indoor garages for your use!”


THE YELLOW HOUSE

LOCATION: Park City, UT

PROXIMITY TO RESORT: 5 mins to Park City or Deer Valley

NUMBER OF GUESTS: 5 guests

PRICE: From $129 per night

ABOUT: “Located in Old Town, with great views of the mountains and Main Street, the Yellow House is a historic, restored 2BR/1BA miners cabin that you’ll fall in love with. Walking distance to Main St as well the Old Town Transit Center, and a short drive to all of the resorts.  Come home at the end of a day on the mountain and relax on the porch in your private yard, soak in the hot tub and and enjoy the views of Old Town from this cabin charmer!”


EMPIRE AVE CONDO

LOCATION: Park City, UT

PROXIMITY TO RESORT: 5 mins to Park City or Deer Valley

NUMBER OF GUESTS: 12 guests

PRICE: From $241 per night

ABOUT: “Located just up the street from the Park City Mountain Resort on Empire Avenue, this condominium is in a duplex building, with the feel of a mountain cabin. It is quite spacious (approximately 2000 square feet) with wood beamed vaulted ceilings and two living areas, each with a fireplace.  The condo is on the downhill side of the street; as you go down the steps from the street, there is a deck with a hot tub just outside the front door. As you enter the condo, the main level is the living room, kitchen and adjacent dining area, and a full bath. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and a full shared bath. On the lower level are a family room, the third bedroom and an adjoining bathroom which has an entry from both the bedroom and the family room.”


WANNA BALL OUT?…

PARK CITY CASTLE

LOCATION: Park City, UT

PROXIMITY TO RESORT: Ski-on, ski-off at Park City

NUMBER OF GUESTS: 16+ guests

PRICE: From $3,931 per night

ABOUT: “You will love the stunning scenery that surrounds Park City’s Manoir de Château within the gated Colony enclave. This spacious home is the perfect choice for the ultimate Park City getaway.  You’ll enter the prestigious Colony enclave through a private entry gatehouse. After just a short drive, you’ll be met by the spectacular porte cochere of this stunning Manoir de Château.  The entrance to the home is through an arched entry hall. You will soon be surrounded by opulent luxury within this six bedrooms, seven full baths, 16,000 square foot home., which can easily accommodate up to 21 guests.”


POW-MOW SKI-IN, SKI-OUT

LOCATION: Eden, UT

PROXIMITY TO RESORT: Ski-on, ski-off at Powder Mountain

NUMBER OF GUESTS: 12+ guests

PRICE: From $555 per night

ABOUT: “You can ski into the back of the downstairs by taking the Sundown lift and coming down Slowpoke and then dropping right onto Aspen Drive (main road through Powder Mountain West) and dropping off right again at the small log cabin above our cabin (it has a propane tank with flowers on it). Or you can walk up Aspen Drive about 150 feet and do the same. Or you can ski down Weber Bowl from the snowcat and pick a line to the house. All these ways are on un-groomed powder without trail signs once you get off the Slowpoke catwalk.”

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